Imalka Nilmalgoda

From a young age, Imalka has been passionate about environmental and social justice issues, and has had an interest in creating change. She has always been committed to learning how she can make a difference in society, which has lead her to the area she studies in university. 

Imalka is currently working towards a Sociology Honours undergraduate degree, and loves the way that this particular social science lets her critically examine the world around her. She hopes to graduate by the summer of 2016 and then continue on to law school, where she would like to study either environmental or human rights law. 

In her free time, Imalka loves to play music. She is part of a community jazz band that performs at several gigs throughout the year, in which she plays the tenor saxophone. Imalka is incredibly excited and grateful to be part of the 2015 Next Up program. She is looking forward to learning, being challenged within the program and being able to connect with the amazing individuals in the Next Up network.